Harlemite Christiane Collins Fought Columbia University To Preserve Harlem’s Parks

Sources report that Christiane Crasemann Collins was born in Hamburg Germany, and immigrated first to Chile and then to the United States. Continue Reading →

Join East Harlem Park As They Host The 11th Annual Street Games Festival

Patch reports East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park, located on First Avenue between East 111th and 114th streets, will be transported back to the ’60s and ’70s for the city’s 11th annual Street Games Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park Alliance To Be Honored With An It’s My Park Awards

Partnerships for Parks is proud to announce that the 5th annual It’s My Park Awards Reception, recognizing New York City park volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy and collaboration. Continue Reading →

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Launches “Capture Your Freedom” Contest

Photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter Four Freedoms Park’s “Capture Your Freedom” Photo Contest for a chance to have their photograph displayed at an onsite, outdoor photography exhibition at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. Continue Reading →

“Art In The Parks Active Open Space” Program Creates Eight New Public Art From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department, in partnership with NYC Parks, today announced the installation of eight new public artworks in parks in the South Bronx, East Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Continue Reading →

Everyone Invited To The Tree lighting And After Party Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Holiday Party

This event gets better and better every year. Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir will be back for the third year in a row, Led by Ahmaya Knoelle Higginsen​ the choir is contemporary and will inspire you to get up and dance. Continue Reading →

Central Park Host 21st Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony At The Fabulous Harlem Meer

The Central Park Conservancy, the organization that helps maintain Manhattan’s largest park, will host its 21st annual holiday lighting ceremony Thursday. Continue Reading →

NYS Park System Supports $5B In Sales, 54k Jobs For A Win Win From Harlem To The Hudson

New York History Blog reports that a new economic impact study found that the New York State Park System and its visitors generated spending of about $5 billion, which supported nearly 54,000 jobs within the state of New York and over $2.8 billion in state GDP, is a boom for locations from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

Parks Officials Discuss Harlem Lane Playground Reconstruction

City Parks Department officials will meet with Harlem residents Thursday night to discuss planned improvements for the Harlem Lane Playground, a public park located on Harlem River Drive between West 151st and 154th streets. Continue Reading →

Youth Explore Music From Around The World At PAL’s Annual Cultural Day

Recently, Manhattan youngsters joined close to 400 children at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) annual Cultural Day at the New South Bronx Center and Rainey Park in the Bronx. Continue Reading →

Union Settlement Announces Launch Of East Harlem 360°

Union Settlement www.unionsettlement.org, the oldest and largest social service provider in East Harlem, today announced the launching of “East Harlem 360°”, a community development program intended to revitalize the local economy and trigger economic growth in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Pharrell And Garbiñe Are Bringing Love To The US Open And Harlem

Vogue reports that you can’t underestimate the power of positivity—especially in today’s world. This Monday, when the [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M2UZTMI” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]US Open[/easyazon_link] kicks off, many of the tournament’s favorites, including Garbiñe Muguruza and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will take to the courts in colorful uniforms designed by Pharrell Williams for Adidas. Continue Reading →

Youth From Harlem To Hollis Competing At CityParks Track & Field Meet (Photographs)

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, City Parks Foundation hosted over 2,000 youngsters, ages five to 16, for a day of healthy competition at the 16th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships, summer’s largest Track & Field sports games at the world-class Icahn Stadium, Randalls Island, NY. Continue Reading →

Something Positive At The 24th Annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 (Updated)

Join Something Positive (founded by longtime Harlem fave Cheryl Byron) at the 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 brings the best Harlem talent in music and dance at the Harlem Meer in Central Park! Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Restoring The Beauty To Harlem’s Parks

By Lil Nickelson

Harlem is home to some of NYC’s most beautiful parks.  Last month on Monday, June 19th, 2017 the NYC Parks Department held a waterfall restoration ceremony at Morningside Park at 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue in Harlem, NYContinue Reading →

Wycliff Gordon Quintet, Theater, Music, And Market In Harlem (Video)

Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Continue Reading →